New SOILWORK Album! Hire Dirk Verbeuren

SOILWORK’S Dirk Verbeuren Drum Video + Lessons/Session Work 

SOILWORK drumming phenom Dirk Verbeuren is currently making his incredible drum skills available for session work throughout the rest of 2015.  Verbeuren is no stranger to session work as he’s graced our ears countless times through his work with such artists as SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, SATYRICON, JEFF LOOMIS, FREDRIK THORDENDAL, ABORTED, SCARVE, SYBREED, and more.

In conjunction with this announcement, a brand new video of Verbeuren tracking drums for the upcoming SOILWORK album has been posted. The album is being produced by Jens Bogren, who also produced the band’s last two albums.

Watch the drum tracking video: HERE

Dirk Verbeuren is a renowned studio drummer with a remarkable ear for music and 20 years of experience. He owns and operates Die Crawling Studio, a state-of-the-art facility allowing him to track drums in a fully professional and highly efficient manner using the latest Toontrack Music products. Endorsed by brands such as Tama, Meinl and Evans, Verbeuren is also fully equipped to record at the studio of your choice.

Interested bands or artists may contact Verbeuren directly at DieCrawling@gmail.com.

“Dirk is such an amazing drummer to work with. Very few drummers can do what he does while still sounding groovy! No need to save the day with Beat Detective, and his steady hard-hitting technique makes his drums very easy to mix!”Jens Bogren, Producer (DEVIN TOWNSEND, OPETH, AMON AMARTH)

“Dirk Verbeuren saves you hours/days/bottles of editing with his professional attitude towards nailing down perfect chaos. He is for sure one of the best drummers I´ve ever worked with. Having him behind the drums guarantees a top quality result.”Daniel Bergstrand, Producer (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH)

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TWILIGHT OF THE GODS Stream Debut Album

Heavy metal super-group TWILIGHT OF THE GODS featuring Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) – vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) – drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING) & Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) – bass, are streaming their debut record, Fire on the Mountain.

The new album is streaming in its entirety at Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles. The debut album was released September 30 in North America and is available as a CD Digipack and limited edition Lp via the Season of Mist E-Shop. A track list and cover art can be found below.

Track listing:
1. Destiny Forged in Blood
2. Children of Cain
3. Fire on the Mountain (1683)
4. Preacher Man
5. Sword of Damocles
6. The End of History
7. At Dawn We Ride

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS are cover stars of Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK). Issue number 55 is available now. More information is available at the Zero Tolerance website.

The band recently announced a European fall tour with ROTTING CHRIST. The tour, which starts on October 16 in Hamburg, will travel for several weeks before ending in London. Both bands are scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s Metal Invasion Festival in Straubing, DE, where they will play alongside IMMORTAL, KREATOR, and NAPALM DEATH. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

News and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the TWILIGHT OF THE GODS website, and Facebook page.

ROTTING CHRIST/TWILIGHT OF THE GODS tour dates:
10/16 Hamburg DE @ Markthalle
10/18 Oberhausen DE @ Helvette
10/19 Straubing DE @ Metal Invasion Festival
10/22 Pratteln CH @ Z7
10/24 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar
10/25 Vosselaar BE @ Biebob
10/26 Rennes FR @ Liberté / L’Etage
10/29 Rotterdam NL @ Baroeg
11/01 Glasgow UK @ Audio
11/02 Leeds UK @ Damnation Festival
11/03 Dublin IE @ The Pint
11/05 London UK @ Electrowerkz

 

Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST and heavy metal super group TWILIGHT OF THE GODS have announced a European fall tour. The tour, which starts on October 16 in Hamburg, will travel for several weeks before ending in London. Both bands are scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s Metal Invasion Festival in Straubing, DE, where they will play alongside IMMORTAL, KREATOR, and NAPALM DEATH.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS will be touring in support of their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘Fire on the Mountain’. The band previously released a lyric video for the title track, “Fire on the Mountain (1683)” here. TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

‘Fire on the Mountain’ is slated for release on October 1 in North America (September 27 World). ‘Fire on the Mountain’ is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist’s E-shop in various limited editions.

Updated ROTTING CHRIST and TWILIGHT OF THE GODS news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website.

ROTTING CHRIST/TWILIGHT OF THE GODS tour dates

10/16 Hamburg DE @ Markthalle

10/18 Oberhausen DE @ Helvette

10/19 Straubing DE @ Metal Invasion Festival

10/22 Pratteln CH @ Z7

10/24 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar

10/25 Vosselaar BE @ Biebob

10/26 Rennes FR @ Liberté / L’Etage

10/29 Rotterdam NL @ Baroeg

11/01 Glasgow UK @ Audio

11/02 Leeds UK @ Damnation Festival

11/03 Dublin IE @ The Pint

11/05 London UK @ Electrowerkz

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS Release Second New Track

Heavy metal super-group TWILIGHT OF THE GODS have seen the release of “Destiny Forged in Blood”, the second track off their forthcoming debut record ‘Fire on the Mountain‘. The track is streaming now via Decibel Magazine.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS previously released a lyric video for the title track, “Fire on the Mountain (1683).” The video can be found here.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

‘Fire on the Mountain’ is slated for release on October 1st in North America (September 27th rest of World). A track list and cover art can be found below.

Track listing:

1. Destiny Forged in Blood

2. Children of Cain

3. Fire on the Mountain (1683)

4. Preacher Man

5. Sword of Damocles

6. The End of History

7. At Dawn We Ride

‘Fire on the Mountain’ will be available as a CD Digipack and limited edition Lp via the Season of Mist E-Shop.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS has arrived to claim its place in the hallowed hall of Heavy Metal elite! The band, a legitimate super group deliver one of this centuries most compelling, classic Heavy Metal albums with its debut ‘Fire on the Mountain’. Truly classic metal through and through, ‘Fire on the Mountain’ is flush with epic galloping riffs, memorable calls-to-arms, and the tough, street-ready attitude of men on a mission. Raise your horns, wield your leather and steel, and battle towards Valhalla with TWILIGHT OF THE GODS!

Updated TWILIGHT OF THE GODS news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the TWILIGHT OF THE GODS website, and Facebook page

New DARKANE Album On PROSTHETIC RECORDS This Summer

The Swedish quintet DARKANE combined melodic death metal with technical thrash to stirring effect for 15 years. They just joined forces with PROSTHETIC RECORDS to release their upcoming album The Sinister Supremacy, which marks the band’s first new music in five years, is scheduled for release on July 2 in North America and will feature the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, back in the Darkane fold for the first time since the group’s 1999 debut Rusted Angel.

DARKANE was originally formed in 1998 by guitarist Christofer Malmström, drummer Peter Wildoer and bassist Jörgen Löfberf who, along with guitarist Klas Ideberg, recorded a few tracks for a demo featuring Björn “Speed” Strid on vocals, who left DARKANE shortly after due to his commitments in Soilwork. The band then recorded their first full-length, “Rusted Angel, with Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir, Vildhjarta) who introduced them to vocalist Lawrence Mackrory. They made their first international appearances alongside Soilwork and Naglfar, but due to scheduling conflicts, Mackrory was unable to complete the tour and left the band soon after. Over the next few years, the band signed with Nuclear Blast Records, released a number of acclaimed records and toured around the world with acts including Testament, Meshuggah, Fear Factory, Soilwork and Devin Townsend’s Strapping Young Lad.

Stay tuned for more information on The Sinister Supremacy in the near future.
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AMARANTHE Top iTunes Metal Chart

Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their new album, The Nexus, last week to great success. The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1. Additionally, the band can reveal that they are positioned at an outstanding #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker chart, #36 on the Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores chart, and #61 on the Hard Music Albums chart.

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“To finally have a proper release in the USA is awesome in itself, but to see it hit number ONE on the iTunes metal charts is mindblowing! We just recently learned that we are at #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker charts, which is a really good indication for things to come as well,” states guitarist and keyboardist Olof Mörck.

“Right now we are looking at every possible opportunity to come back to the US and perform over there again, our first and only show at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta was a great experience indeed! So watch out, as THE NEXUS live machine will hit American shores this year!”

AMARANTHE’s new music video for The Nexus racked up OVER 1.4 MILLION views since its release on January 25. The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for The Hunger, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 million YouTube views (and counting).

AMARANTHE: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

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AMARANTHE Release New Album

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Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE are pleased to release their brand new album, The Nexus, in the United States via Spinefarm Records. The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1. The Nexus was released internationally on Monday, also via Spinefarm Records. You can stream the entire album on the band’s Soundcloud page at this location. The band plans on releasing more exclusive items in the coming weeks.

Amaranthe – The Nexus: Currrently #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart

AMARANTHE’s new music video for The Nexus racked up nearly 1.4 MILLION views since its release on January 25. The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for The Hunger, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 million YouTube views (and counting).

The Nexus was produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut).

AMARANTHE: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

For more information on AMARANTHE and details on all confirmed shows, please visit these websites:

www.amaranthe.se

www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

 

AMARANTHE Unveils New Track

 

Hitting Stores Internationally on March 25th also via Spinefarm Records

New Music Video for ‘The Nexus’: Racking Up 916,000 Views on VEVO and Counting!

Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE are streaming Mechanical Illusion, a brand new track on their official website. It’s cut from their forthcoming sophomore album, The Nexus, due for release in the U.S. on March 26, 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The Nexus will be released internationally on March 25.

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AMARANTHE Unveils Mechanical Illusion Video, The Nexus Available March 26 via Spinefarm Records

In the words of AMARANTHE guitarist/composer Olof Mörck,

“To give a second taster of The Nexus is truly exciting! The first single and title track showed a familiar, yet amped-up AMARANTHE. Mechanical Illusion is quite different from what people have heard from us so far. Probably the heaviest track yet, a dystopian vision steeped in a darkened futuristic atmosphere, combined with a mega-catchy chorus that is likely to ring in your head for days. Brace yourselves, the illusion is upon us!” 

AMARANTHE recently released their new music video for the title track, The Nexus, which has racked up an impressive 916,000 views in just one month. The video is available now at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for The Hunger, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 3.5 million YouTube views (and counting).

The Nexus was produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut).

AMARANTHE: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass

For more information on AMARANTHE and details on all confirmed shows, please visit these websites:

www.amaranthe.se

www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

 

GOD SEED Confirms First Festivals for 2013

Good news for God Seed fans!

The band is confirmed to perform at next year’s Hellfest (June 21-23) and Graspop (June 28-30).

Alt Liv, the first music video  from the new album I Begin, was released last week and premiered at Metalhammer.co.uk.

The band is currently touring Europe with Cradle Of Filth.

Check out the remaining tour dates HERE.

I Begin is out now on Indie Recordings.

Get it now at shop.indierecordings.us

GOD SEED Premiere New Video

Click image to watch the GOD SEED video for Alt Liv

 Alt Live comes off the recently released full-length GOD SEED album, I Begin. Produced by Mats Willassen in the depths of the Norwegian wilderness, it truly encompasses the ambiance and spirit of the track.

The video is also being premiered at Metalhammer.co.uk in the UK, Metal-hammer.de in Germany and VS-webzine.com in France.

Among the most anticipated black metal releases in recent memory, I Begin was unleashed stateside on October 22 through Indie Recordings and continues to earn hails and horns domestically and abroad.

Revolver commends the album in a 4/5 review saying:

“Rather than put out more Burzum-influenced black-metal backwash, they’ve interpolated elements of gloom-rock, prog, and even experimental electronics into their classic-black collages, and, as improbable as it may seem, the variety works” 

About.com notes:

“The craving to experiment is obvious throughout, with warm vintage tones clashing with icy avant-hues. Yet the album’s adventurousness never obscures its pitch-black heart; GOD SEED ensures the frosty assault of black metal is accentuated in any eccentric diversions”

Blistering adds:

“You couldn’t necessarily find the GOD SEED dudes at fault for wanting to continue down the (left-hand) path walked during their time with Gorgoroth, yet I Begin will enter the win column because of its unpredictable nature. In essence, the ‘70s vibe put out coalesces with the bleak and bloody black metal of Gorgoroth’s ‘00s output, and when you stop to compare the respective albums, is probably better than what Gorogorth was putting out a decade ago.”

Exclaim agrees:

I Begin is an ambitious and powerful debut, which builds on the foundation of the band members’ notable pedigrees, but is also not content to rest on those laurels, pushing beyond the comfort zone of their rasping, bombastic black metal past into something more intricate.”

The album’s first single, This From The Past, premiered via esteemed music portal, Pitchfork. If you missed it, check it out HERE.

GOD SEED is currently on the Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour 2012 alongside Cradle Of Filth.

GOD SEED features within its ranks Gaahl, King Ov Hell, Geir (Dimmu Borgir), Lost (Grimfist), Sir (Trelldom, Djerv) and Kenneth (Motorpsycho) and I Begin is the first studio album King and Gaahl have released together since Gorgoroth’s Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam.

GOD SEED – Creatures From The Black Abyss European Tour 2012

w/ Cradle Of Filth

[remaining dates]:
11/29/2012 Rockstore – Montpellier, France
11/30/2012 Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
12/01/2012 Capitol – Santiago De Compostela, Spain
12/02/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
12/04/2012 La Riviera – Madrid, Spain
12/05/2012 Salamandra – Barcelona, Spain
12/07/2012 Musichall – Geiselwind, Germany
12/08/2012 Matrix – Bochum, Germany
12/09/2012 Z-7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
12/11/2012 Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
12/13/2012 Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
12/14/2012 Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
12/15/2012 Schlachthof – Wels, Austria
12/16/2012 C-Club – Berlin, Germany
12/19/2012 Forum – London, UK

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